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[December 20, 2007]

The Nutcracker Live in HD in 69 Cineplex Entertainment Theatres Across Canada on December 22

(Marketwire (English) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2007) - For the first time ever and for one presentation only, The National Ballet of Canada and Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) will present The Nutcracker live in high-definition (HD) on December 22, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. EST exclusively in 69 Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada. Advance tickets go on sale at noon on November 23, 2007 online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices.

"The National Ballet's The Nutcracker has been hailed as 'the best on the planet,'(Globe and Mail, 2006)," said Karen Kain, Artistic Director. "We are thrilled that with this unprecedented broadcast, Canadians across the country can experience this wonderful holiday tradition live in HD from the Four Seasons Centre."

"Our partnership with The National Ballet of Canada to present The Nutcracker this holiday season is indicative of our commitment to be the leaders in out-of-home entertainment," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that should be experienced by as many Canadians as possible. Our partnership will enable thousands more to experience this visual and musical delight in communities large and small all across Canada."

The Nutcracker live in HD is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, Lexus and Scotiabank, with additional funding by John and Claudine Bailey and Sandra and Jim Pitblado.

The Nutcracker will be filmed using seven HD cameras at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto and transmitted live to the following theatres throughout Canada:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Cineplex Odeon Park and
Tilford Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas
200-333 Brooksbank Avenue 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
North Vancouver, BC Kamloops, BC

Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas
213-4750 Rutherford Road 410-19800 Lougheed Highway
Nanaimo, BC Pitt Meadows, BC

Colossus Langley Cinemas SilverCity Mission Cinemas
20090-91A Avenue 32555 London Avenue
Langley, BC Mission, BC

SilverCity Riverport Cinemas Famous Players Orchard Plaza Cinemas
14211 Entertainment Way 160-1876 Cooper Road
Richmond, BC Kelowna, BC

SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas Famous Players 6 Cinemas
170 Schoolhouse Street 172-1600 5th Avenue
Coquitlam, BC Prince George, BC

SilverCity Victoria Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
3130 Tillicum Avenue 900 Burrard Street
Victoria, BC Vancouver, BC

ALBERTA

Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat
501-1st Avenue 3292 Dunmore Road
Lethbridge, AB Medicine Hat, AB

Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Sunridge
10330-109th Street Spectrum Cinemas
Grand Prairie, AB 400-2555 32nd Street
Calgary, AB

Cineplex Odeon South Galaxy Cinemas Sherwood Park
Edmonton Cinemas 2020 Sherwood Drive
1525-99th Street Sherwood Park, AB
Edmonton, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
6455 MacLeod Trail SW 8882-170 Street
Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB

Famous Players Park Plaza Cinemas
5214-47th Avenue
Red Deer, AB

SASKATCHEWAN

Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert Galaxy Cinemas Regina
2995 2nd Avenue W 420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Prince Albert, SK Regina, SK

Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon
347-2nd Avenue
Saskatoon, SK

MANITOBA

SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas
817 St. James Street 160-1225 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

ONTARIO

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas
1025 The Queensway 626 Gardiners Road
Etobicoke, ON Kingston, ON

Cineplex Odeon Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall
Sheppard-Grande Cinemas 1325 Second Street E
4861 Yonge Street Cornwall, ON
Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
Town Centre Cinemas 320 Water Street
22 Lebovic Avenue Peterborough, ON
Toronto, ON

Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound
300 Borough Drive 1020 10th Street W
Scarborough, ON Owen Sound, ON

SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas North Bay
8725 Yonge Street 300 Lakeshore Drive
Richmond Hill, ON North Bay, ON

Colossus Vaughan Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie
3555 Highway 7 293 Bay Street
Vaughan, ON Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas
309 Rathburn Road W 417 Wellington Street
Mississauga, ON St. Thomas, ON

SilverCity Brampton Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
50 Great Lakes Drive 550 King Street N
Brampton, ON Waterloo, ON

SilverCity Oakville Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge
3531 Wyecroft Road 355 Hespeler Road
Oakville, ON Cambridge, ON

SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
18151 Yonge Street 85 Fifth Avenue
Newmarket, ON Orangeville, ON

SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Guelph
771 Golf Link Road 485 Woodlawn Road W
Ancaster, ON Guelph, ON

SilverCity London Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Brockville
1680 Richmond Street 2399 Parkdale Avenue
London, ON Brockville, ON

SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood
355 Barrydown Road 6 Mountain Road
Sudbury, ON Collingwood, ON

Cineplex Odeon Brantford Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
300 King George Road 1351 Grandview Street N
Brantford, ON Oshawa, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
72 Commerce Park Drive 2214 Banks Street
Barrie, ON Ottawa ON

Cineplex Odeon Niagara Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas
Square Cinemas 3090 Carling Avenue
7555 Montrose Road Ottawa, ON
Niagara Falls, ON

Cineplex Odeon SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
Devonshire Mall Cinemas 2385 City Park Drive
3100 Howard Avenue Gloucester, ON
Windsor, ON

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas
1250 Brant Street
Burlington, ON

QUEBEC

Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas StarCite Montreal Cinemas
1200 boul. Duplessis 4825 Avenue Pierre De Coubertin
Ste. Foy, PQ Montreal, PQ

Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal
9350 boul. Leduc 977 Ste-Catherine West
Brossard, PQ Montreal, PQ

Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas
1121 Jutras East 3200 rue Jean Yves
Victoriaville, PQ Kirkland, PQ

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke Colossus Laval Cinemas
4202 Bertrand 2800 rue Cosmodome
Rock Forest, PQ Laval, PQ

Admission for children ages 3-12 is $9.95, for seniors is $17.95 and general admission is $19.95, plus applicable taxes. A special Family Pack price is also being offered for $49.94, plus applicable taxes, which includes 2 adult or 2 senior admissions and 2 child admissions. The Family Pack is available at participating theatre box offices only. For more information on tickets and theatre locations, visit www.cineplex.com.

The Nutcracker

The National Ballet of Canada's The Nutcracker is a magical holiday tradition. This family favourite provides a glimpse into a stunning winter wonderland inspired by Tsarist Russia, complete with dancing bears, silver snowflakes and a Faberge egg that houses The Sugar Plum Fairy. Sold out last year! The December 22 matinee performance runs 115-minutes, with a 20-minute intermission.

The Nutcracker's choreography and libretto are by James Kudelka, music is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, set and costume design are by Santo Loquasto and lighting design is by Jennifer Tipton.

The National Ballet of Canada's The Nutcracker is live on stage in Toronto from December 8 - 30 at the Four Seasons Centre. Visit thenutcracker.ca for more information and to buy tickets.

Ballet companies across Canada perform their own productions of The Nutcracker this holiday season:

Alberta Ballet

For details, visit www.albertaballet.com/users/folder.asp?FolderID=7072.

Ballet BC

For details, visit http://www.balletbc.com/performances/200708/nutcracker/.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

For details, visit http://www.rwb.org/boxoffice/nc.html.

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal

For details, visit http://www.grandsballets.com/en/index_achat-de-billets.cfm.

Ballet Jorgen - Various locations

For details, visit http://www.balletjorgen.ca/inperformance.htm.

For a listing of all presentations of The Nutcracker on stage across Canada, visit www.national.ballet.ca.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP

Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,315 screens serving approximately 60 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada operating the following brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players (including Coliseum, Colossus, SilverCity), Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 75.7% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.

The 2007/08 season is presented by CTV Bell Globe Media.

TD Waterhouse presents the Toronto presentation of The Nutcracker and Nutcracker Story Time.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges Actra, Equity, IATSE, TMA and AFM.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Department; The Government of Canada through the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

ONLINE IMAGE LIBRARY:
Media are invited to download photos of The Nutcracker at
www.national.ballet.ca/Media/MediaImageGallery/
UserName: Media Password: Media(asterix)Ballet
Please note that the Username and Password are case sensitive.
This site is for media use only.

PLEASE NOTE: The (asterix) in the Password should be entered using
the asterix symbol on your keyboard.

Contact:

Catherine ChangNational Ballet of CanadaPublicity Manager(416) 345-9686 ext. 302Email: cchang@national.ballet.caWebsite: www.national.ballet.ca

Pat MarshallCineplex EntertainmentVice President, Communications(416) 323-6648Email: pat.marshall@cineplex.com

Georgia SourtzisCineplex EntertainmentManager, Communications(416) 323-6728Email: georgia.sourtzis@cineplex.comWebsite: www.cineplex.com

2007 - Marketwire

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